Monday, January 05, 2015

Trip to Sarnath 


Eleven  students from Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology and Sciences and five students from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology agreed upon travelling to Varanasi. Everyone was  wearing a warm smiles thinking that they are going to step over a memorable milestones  in their lives.There was frustrations among guys for the cap was late and have to wait for an  hour  and  were able to board the Allahabad city about 9 am .

They flew through hustle and bustle of early chores of many towns, villages, streets schools, colleges stations and took 3 hours to reach to Varanasi.Then we hired a auto and headed to  the Sarnath.

Sarnath is a city located 13 kilometres north-east of Varanasi, is the place where Buddha delivered his first teachings of four noble truth .
Lumbini-birth place of Lord Buddha,The deer park in Sarnath is where first sermon of Lord Buddha, Bodh Gaya-where Buddha attained enlightenment,Sarnath -and Kushinagar where Buddha passed away(attained Nirvana), these four places (Nyechhen Zhi) are sacred to his followers. It is said that he who have visited these four places is equivalent as seeing a Buddha.

While reaching there at outskirt of Sarnath temple, they headed to nearby hotel Green Huts to fill theirs  hungers and then  went to Maha Bodhi Temple where their  accommodations was arranged by  colleagues there in Varanasi. They rested for a while , freshened  up and wore  Ghos and Kiras , and  left  to Dhamekha stupa.

Not sonner  did they  reached there, His Majestry The King Jigme Khesar Namgay Wangchuck and Her Majestry Jetshen Pema  arrived .They  offered a prayers for long living and prosperity  of HM's lives .There was relief  of joy and happiness among the Bhutanse people when His Majesty and Her Majesty granted Royal audience .

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